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Lee Montgomery

Lee Montgomery

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I have over twenty years of experience as a professional illustrator, but new commissions and the opportunities provided by new technology keep me as enthusiastic about my work, as the day I began. I produce my illustration entirely digitally. My vector illustrations lean more towards sharpness and precision, while my digital painting work more closely resembles the the paint on paper artwork I created in a previous century. Recent commissions include a series of lavish Children's books featuring notable motor cars and ships. I also illustrated a special Pop-Up programme for the recent "War of the Worlds" – Live on Stage tour.
Question: What drew you to illustration/design? Lee: Selfless dedication to a noble profession, and a fear of manual labour. Question: Do you have any formal design training? Lee: I was at Art college in Portsmouth and Cornwall. I studied technical Illustration, and became well-schooled in drawing nuts and bolts and "exploded" machinery. It gave me a solid grounding as a draughtsman, and an enthusiasm to try something a little more colourful. Question: Where do you live now & what drew you there? Lee: I came to the West Country to join an Illustration agency, and moved to Bath soon after. It's a beautiful place to live, and there's quite a community of Illustrators here as well. Question: Who or What is your biggest inspiration? Lee: That would be all the Illustrators and designers that I've worked with over the years. Question: How do you get your ideas? Lee: I think it's fairer to say I mostly make other people's ideas come to life. Question: Do you collect anything? Lee: I used to collect records, but I became seduced by the idea of having all my music squeezed onto a hard drive. I still have far too many books. I like the idea of having less "stuff", generally speaking.
Question: Do you keep a scrapbook? Lee: I have a pin board and an unsteady pile of old hard drives instead. Question: Tell us about a favourite project you’ve recently completed. Lee: A big book on Aeroplanes, complete with a set of gliders: Illustrations you can throw about! Question: What would be your dream job/commission? Lee: A gate-fold long-playing record sleeve. Question: Who is/are your illustration hero/es? Lee: Norman Rockwell would be the stand-out. Question: If you were not an illustrator, what would you be? Lee: I really don't have the faintest idea. I'd probably be envious of people who were. Question: If you won the lottery what would you do with the money? Lee: Share it around. I imagine it would be a bit lonely, otherwise. Question: If you could travel back in time, who would be the one person you would want to meet? Lee: Myself as a youth. I could save a lot of wasted time. Question: What is your favourite graphics programme? Lee: Adobe Illustrator. Question: What is your favourite game, computer or not? Lee: Association Football.
SELECTED CLIENTS:
Dennis Publishing, Dupont, Fitch, ICI, Priddy Books, Rizzoli Publishing, National Geographic, Walker Books

Favourites
Café: SameSame in Bath
Gallery: Musée d'Orsay and the Tates, modern and ancient.
Art Equipment/Tool: "Pushing through" point, made from a clutch pencil, and a drawing compass needle. And my Mac.
Shop: Topping and Co.
Website: Spotify
Blog: Podcast "It's Up For Grabs Now - The Arsenal Podcast"
 
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